Saturday, September 9, 2017

Ten Things of Thankful, Date Night Edition

Ten Things of Thankful

It's time to get my thankful on!

Last night, Sweetie and i went out for supper together.  The reasons i am thankful:

The Big Boss hired Sweetie for some work, which gave us the money to go.
We went early, so it wasn't crowded.
We chose a place that has a wonderful salad bar.
The nice lady trainee confused our order and they ended up not charging us for part of our meal.
A friend we hadn't seen in a long, long time was there with her son, daughter-in-law, and the nine-month-old twin boys.  It was so nice to talk a bit and catch up.
For me, a gluten-free spinach wrap with salad.
For Sweetie, a big bowl of chili, extra onion and cheese, and salad.
For both of us, guacamole and organic blue corn chips.
It was so nice to be able to sit and talk and hang out together without kid or cat interruptions.
No need for me to cook or do dishes!

Every day there are things that happen for which i am thankful, and listing them reminds me not to take them for granted.  Get your own thankful list and link up at Ten Things of Thankful.  You won't regret it!

Today is:

Aloha Festivals Royal Court Investiture and Opening Ceremonies -- Oahu, Hawai'i, US (opening events of the Aloha Festivals, a month long series of free events on every Island celebrating Hawai'ian culture)

Blessed Father Jacques Leval Day -- Mauritius (physician turned priest who lived among and ministered to the poorest of the poor in Mauritius; people of all faiths make a pilgrimage to his tomb today)

Bonza Bottler Day™

Boonesborough Days -- Boonesboro, MD, US (living history, food, antiques, and a celebration of the original spelling of the town's name; through tomorrow)

Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day 2017 -- US (the Saturday after Labor Day, everyone is encouraged to volunteer in cleaning federal land, recreation areas, or waterways, to help do their part to keep these places beautiful)

Chadds Ford Days -- Chadds Ford, PA, US (Brandywine Valley traditional art celebration; through tomorrow)

Chrysanthemum Day / Kiku no Sekku -- Japan

Day of the Victims of Holocaust and of Racial Violence -- Slovakia

Eid-e-Ghadir -- Iran

Farmer-Consumer Awareness Day -- Quincy, WA, US (a fun and tasty way to celebrate and learn how food gets from the farm to your table; through Sunday)

Festivity of Our Lady of Aranzazu -- Oñati, Basque

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day -- spreading the word about the very preventable problem of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Great Procession of Tournai -- Tournai, Belgium (religious procession held since 1092, in thanksgiving for deliverance from the plague; through tomorrow)

Hang Around Victor Day -- Victor, NY, US (come see why it's a great place to do just that!)

Independence Day -- Tajikistan(1991)

International Drive Your Studebaker Day -- an official event of the Studebaker Drivers Club Inc. (and i wish i could!)

Karasu-zumo -- Kamigamo-jinja Shrine, Kyoto, Japan (a distinctive local festival where the Shinto priests imitate crows)

Liberation Ceremony -- Petange, Luxembourg

Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair -- Little Falls, MN, US (arts and crafts from hobbyists and pros; through tomorrow)

Milk-Bathing Festival -- Fairy Calendar

Mushroom Festival -- Kennett Square, PA, US (food, fun, and fungi in the Mushroom Capital of the World; through tomorrow)

Nanticoke Powwow -- Millsboro, DE, US (Native American gathering and celebration; through tomorrow)

National Day -- North Korea(1948)

National Sports Day -- Indonesia

National Steak Au Poivre Day

Norwalk Seaport Oyster Festival -- Norwalk, CT, US (vintage ships, crafters, entertainment, oysters, and a Kids' Cove; through tomorrow)

Responsible Dog Ownership Day -- sponsored by the AKC

Sheriff's Ride Ceremony -- Lichfield, UK (dating back to 1553, the sheriff and his men ceremonially ride the circuit of the boundary of the city; originally on the 8th Sept. every year by order of Queen Mary, now held on the Saturday nearest)

St. Peter Claver's Day (Patron of African missions, inter-racial justice, race relations; Colombia; Lake Charles, LA; Shreveport, LA; Witbank, South Africa; against slavery)

Synaxis of Ss. Joachim and Anna -- Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches

Teddy Bear Day -- internet generated, but since it's so much fun to have one, celebrate your old friend

Valparaiso Popcorn Festival -- Valparaiso, IN, US (dare i call it a popping good time?)

Walker Cup -- Los Angeles, CA, US (biennial competition between amateur golf teams from the US and UK; through Sunday)

Wienerschnitzel Day

Wonderful Weirdos Day -- we all have a few in our lives, they remind us to be true to ourselves, so thank them today; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Anniversaries Today:

California becomes the 31th US State, 1850

Birthdays Today:

Michelle Williams, 1980
Michael Buble, 1975
Goran Visnjic, 1972
Rachel Hunter, 1969
Adam Sandler, 1966
Hugh Grant, 1960
Mario Batall, 1960
Angela Cartwright, 1952
Michael Keaton, 1951
Tom Wopat, 1951
Joe Theisman, 1949
Billy Preston, 1946
Otis Redding, 1941
Sylvia Miles, 1934
Cliff Robertson, 1925
James Hilton, 1900
Colonel Harland Sanders, 1890
Alf Landon, 1887
Leo Tolstoy, 1828
William Bligh, 1754

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Welcome Back, Kotter"(TV), 1975
"Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids"(TV), 1972
Imagine(Lennon album release), 1971

Today in History:

William I, The Conqueror, dies in a horseriding accident, 1087
The New England colonies declare war on the Wampanoag Tribe, 1675
The first steam engine arrives in the US colonies, 1753
The first recorded black to graduate from a US college, Alexander Lucius Twilight, receives a BA from Middlebury College, 1817
Charles Durant, the first US aeronaut, flies a balloon from Castle Garden, NYC to Perth Amboy, NJ, 1830
The first plate glass photograph is taken by John Herschel, 1839
California becomes the 31st state and the territories of New Mexico and Utah are created, 1850
The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized, 1886
Orville Wright makes the first one hour plane flight, 1908
J. Verdrines becomes the first person to fly at over 100mph, 1912
First actual case of a computer bug being found: a moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University, 1947
Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, becoming the first hurricane to do over $1billion in actual unadjusted damages, 1965
The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, 1971
The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state, 1993
At exactly 01:46:40 UTC, the Unix billenium is reached, marking the beginning of the use of 10-digit Unix timestamps, 2001
The "Ophel Treasure", about 1,400 years old, is discovered near the foot of Temple Mount in Jerusalem, 2013


  1. A wonderful supper to celebrate God's blessing and through that outing, you have so many reasons to give thanks. It is so nice to meet up with old friends and get to exchange updates. Have a beautiful weekend!

  2. So glad you guys were able to have a nice evening out. You so deserve it.

  3. Your dinner sounded great to me Mimi. What is with the gluten-free. Explain.

    See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. I loved this Date Night edition of TToT because I know how precious those shared times can be. I am so thankful you had the extra funds and opportunity to go out and enjoy yourselves. It sounds like everything went well... good food, friends, and even a reduced charge for the error. You are right that sometimes it is really nice just to get away as a couple with no interruptions. Papa Bear loves chili too. :-) I love guacamole and blue corn chips and could make a meal on just that! The best part of all is no cooking and especially no kitchen to clean up! :-) Have a blessed week ahead, Mimi. XO

  5. I always enjoy your thankful lists. I am glad you got to enjoy dinner out.

  6. Your TToT is delightful. A lovely example of the abundance always around us for which we can give thanks:)

  7. what a nice surprise night out. sometimes all it takes is the smallest of good turns to produce more lasting benefits.

  8. Glad you were able to have a nice night out!

  9. Sounds like a lovely and delicious dinner out together. Wow, nine-month-old twin boys. Speaking of a lot of work.


    I love all the selection of salads, as they are my favourite foods.

    I hope to experience Hawaiian culture up close for myself. A girl can dream.


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